Crowborough Town Council to foster Civic Pride

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Crowborough Town Council is launching a new initiative called I Care for Crowborough.

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Litter pickers this Spring on the Poundfield Path

During the week beginning 21st September, the Council is running a week of events to encourage residents to keep Crowborough litter-free, deal with overgrown hedges, graffiti and dirty or broken signs.  The week kicks off with a litter pick at the Bluebell Wood.

They’ll also be organising a survey to identify areas that need attention.

The culmination of the week is a grand clear-up.  On Saturday 26th September they are asking groups of neighbours to work together to spruce-up areas near where they live and to make a party of it.

Councillor Sandra Timms, Chair of Crowborough Town Council’s Environment Committee said:

Two things generated the idea for this week of events.  Two years ago the Environment Warden collected 180 bags of rubbish in August, Julie our Warden does an excellent job and this ‘I Care For Crowborough’ event is to highlight the ever growing problem of litter and the increasing cost of dealing with it.

Now that Wealden District Council and East Sussex County Council have had their budgets cut the Environment is becoming more and more untidy with overhanging trees and dirty and broken signs and graffiti.  Our aim this week is to ask residents to report any of these issues to the relevant authorities now and in the future.

Saturday is a great opportunity for neighbours to get together to “pick and party”.  Crowborough is a great place to live and if we have a sense of Civic Pride we can make sure it stays that way.

The Council hope the community will galvanize around the slogan and it will lead to community groups and schools carrying-out regularly environmental task days around the town.

The neighbouring town of Uckfield have done something similar since 2008 called BUC-UP: Brighter Uckfield Campaign, and in the past grassroot initiatives organised via the Crowborough Hub Facebook group have lead to volunteers coming together to litter pick in some of the worst parts of town.

More information can be found on the Crowborough Town Council website.  If you are planning a ‘Pick & Party’ Event or if you know of a ‘grot spot’ – let CrowboroughLife know by adding a comment below or joining the conversation on Facebook or Twitter using the .

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Other Events:

Scouts on Friday 25th September – joined by Wealden MP Nus Ghani.

Litter pick in Alderbrook on Saturday 26th September at 10:30am – meet 31 Alderbrook Close – all welcome.
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